I know there have been posts earlier about how useless the DL website is when it comes to searching for flights...
but please bear with my rant here...
I spent a good couple of hours searching for flights from LAX to BOM and back and came up with several problems.
I wanted to search by schedule but when I do that, the search results display a long list of 10 different flights.
But when I looked into detail, I was surprised to see that there were just 3 itineraries.
Each itinerary has 5 combinations with just different codeshare flight numbers.
On the outbound segment, first 5 options were all LAX-DTW-AMS-BOM departing LAX at 11:00 am.
Next 5 options were LAX-MSP-AMS-BOM departing at 10:30 am. The LAX-MSP-AMS segment has the same flight number but different equipment (A320 & A333). But the website just cannot show the different seating plans for that segment.
Next 5 are for the 9:10 departure via DTW.
On the return segment, the hilarious part is the website shows 2 different timings for the AMS-LAX flight.
Under the KLM flight number, the time is 10:40 am departure from AMS arriving LAX at 12:40 pm.
Under the DL flight number (also mentions it is operated by KLM) the time shows a 11:00 am departure from AMS & arriving at LAX at 1:00 pm.
I know this will not make a big difference in connections, but it is surprising how delta.com cannot even figure out the correct times for the KLM flight.
Whats more, searching by schedule displays flights only through DTW or MSP... nothing through ATL, SEA or JFK.
No flights for KE as before.
The dates are May 27 - June 21 if anybody is curious.